09/22/17 12:00pm

Swamplot’s sponsor today is Houston’s own Central Bank. Thanks for the continued support!

Central Bank has 4 (central) Houston branches available to meet your business or personal needs: in Midtown, the Heights, West Houston, and Post Oak Place.

Central Bank believes that change is essential to its success; the company actively pursues the latest in service, technology, and products. Central Bank aims to know its customers personally and to be their primary business and personal financial resource. The bank’s staff values relationships and strives to be available when you need them.

To learn more about how Central Bank can meet your banking needs, please call any of the following Senior Vice Presidents: Kenny Beard, at 832.485.2376; Bonnie Purvis, at 832.485.2354; Carlos Alvarez, at 832.485.2372; or Ryan Tillman, at 832.485.2307. You can also find out more on the bank’s website.

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Sponsor of the Day
09/21/17 12:00pm

Our sponsor today is Mosaic Dermatology Houston. Thanks for supporting Swamplot!

It’s easy to get next-day and even same-day appointments at Mosaic Dermatology. Also even Saturday appointments. There are 3 Houston-area locations, each with convenient freeway access: in Upper Kirby at 2211 Norfolk St., in the Tanglewood area (convenient to the Galleria) at 5757 Woodway Dr., and in Midtown at 3401 Louisiana St. (the Bienville Bldg., pictured above).

Mosaic Dermatology is an award-winning, highly rated general dermatology practice that offers a range of cosmetic procedures — from Botox to dermal fillers to MiraDry. Also available: the company’s growing line of branded cosmetic products, including a face and body cleanser, cleansing cream, sunscreens, and a Retinol serum and cream.

Mosaic Dermatology also offers several specialized treatments for skin conditions such as acne and eczema, and is convenient for skin cancer screenings. Mosaic Clinic dermatologists will even see you for acne emergencies before big events; poison ivy; and other urgent skin rashes that itch, bleed, or spread.

To find out more, check out the Mosaic Clinic Dermatology website, where you can learn more about the products and procedures mentioned here. You can make an appointment at any of the 3 locations from this page — or call (281) 941-5556 for immediate assistance.

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Sponsor of the Day
09/13/17 12:00pm

Swamplot’s sponsor today is Westchase coworking space TechSpace Houston. Thanks for supporting this site!

Since Harvey struck, TechSpace Houston has been busy re-settling displaced companies that lost access to their offices in the wake of this tragic storm. Several Houston-based companies have moved into TechSpace and have been able to get their operations back up and running. (The second photo above shows a recent new-company orientation onsite.)

If Harvey left you without a good place to get your work done, TechSpace Houston is ready to help — and still has space available. TechSpace Houston can provide companies and individuals an effective workplace solution for as short or as long as needed.  Just contact them and let them know how they can help.

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Sponsor of the Day
09/08/17 12:00pm

Today Swamplot is brought to you by Houston’s own Central Bank. Thanks for being a Sponsor of the Day!

Central Bank has 4 (central) Houston branches available to meet your business or personal needs: in Midtown, the Heights, West Houston, and Post Oak Place.

Central Bank believes that change is essential to its success; the company actively pursues the latest in service, technology, and products. Central Bank aims to know its customers personally and to be their primary business and personal financial resource. The bank’s staff values relationships and strives to be available when you need them.

To learn more about how Central Bank can meet your banking needs, please call any of the following Senior Vice Presidents: Kenny Beard, at 832.485.2376; Bonnie Purvis, at 832.485.2354; Carlos Alvarez, at 832.485.2372; or Ryan Tillman, at 832.485.2307. You can also find out more on the bank’s website.

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Sponsor of the Day
09/06/17 12:00pm

Sponsoring Swamplot today: Axelrad Beer Garden, announcing A Week of Love, starting tonight!

A Week of Love is 8 days of Hurricane Harvey relief benefit concerts at Axelrad. Artists include Kermit Ruffins, Gio Chamba, French Kids, Miears, Velveteen Echo, JVS & The Bootleggers, George West, Handsomebeast, Mojave Red, Birthday Club, Squincy Jones, Dayta, Steph Cooksey, Pitter Patter, Nikkhoo, JERK, La Real Academia, Brother Boyer, Parker Luis Can’t Lose, The Tomes, DJ Jaycee, Let Me Remember, Lucas Maximilian, Fox Parlor, Crimson Criminal, and more. (The full schedule is posted here.)

All proceeds will go to the Greater Houston Community Foundation Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, Friends for Life, the Cajun Army, BakerRipley, Open House Houston, and others in need — via Axelrad’s Youcaring Hurricane Harvey campaign.

Axelrad is donating 100 percent of profits for the week and matching dollar for dollar (up to $5,000) all funds raised through this campaign.

Axelrad Beer Garden is at 1517 Alabama St. in Midtown, next to Luigi’s Pizzeria and Retrospect Coffee, inside the Axelrad building.

Poster by Mobsolete.

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Sponsor of the Day
09/01/17 12:00pm

Swamplot’s sponsor today is Westchase coworking space TechSpace Houston — offering help to people affected by Harvey flooding.

If Harvey left you without a good place to work, TechSpace Houston is ready to help. TechSpace Houston can provide companies and individuals an effective workplace solution for as short or long a time as needed. Just contact them and let them know how they can help.

To help with recovery efforts, TechSpace Houston is offering free coworking space next Tuesday through Friday (Monday is Labor Day) for individuals and companies in need. All you need to do is sign up.

  • What: Free Coworking
  • When: Tuesday, September 5th through Friday, September 8th, from 8 am to 5 pm
  • Where: TechSpace Houston, 2101 CityWest Blvd., ground floor

Please sign up here to let them know you are coming — and what your space needs are.

TechSpace Houston is a unique shared office space totaling 46,000 sq. ft. — with 450 workstations and lots of campus amenities. Each floor houses a variety of office space solutions, including co-working spaces, 1-to-3-person private offices, large private office suites that can accommodate 4-to-50 people, conference rooms, event spaces, and a variety of thought-provoking collaboration lounges — including a unique social platform-style seating area and an outdoor Wi-Fi enabled patio.

TechSpace Houston provides an alternative to long-term leases. It’s a great solution for all types of businesses, no matter what stage: startups, entrepreneurs, SMEs, growth companies, and Fortune 100 teams. If you are in need of flexible office space — whether you work alone and need a co-working desk to tap into the local business community or have 2-to-50 employees who need a private office — TechSpace Houston can be a smart choice for your business.

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Sponsor of the Day
08/25/17 12:00pm

Swamplot is brought to you today by Houston’s own Central Bank. Thanks for being a Sponsor of the Day!

Central Bank has 4 (central) Houston branches available to meet your business or personal needs: in Midtown, the Heights, West Houston, and Post Oak Place.

Central Bank believes that change is essential to its success; the company actively pursues the latest in service, technology, and products. Central Bank aims to know its customers personally and to be their primary business and personal financial resource. The bank’s staff values relationships and strives to be available when you need them.

To learn more about how Central Bank can meet your banking needs, please call any of the following Senior Vice Presidents: Kenny Beard, at 832.485.2376; Bonnie Purvis, at 832.485.2354; Carlos Alvarez, at 832.485.2372; or Ryan Tillman, at 832.485.2307. You can also find out more on the bank’s website.

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Sponsor of the Day
08/23/17 12:00pm

Our sponsor today is TechSpace Houston, with a reminder about the Free Coworking Friday at its Westchase campus this week. Thanks for supporting Swamplot!

That’s right — TechSpace Houston, the new modern flexible workspace in Westchase, is hosting a Free Coworking Friday this Friday, August 25 — and inviting Swamplot readers to come try out the space for the entire day, for free!

Here are the not-very-complicated details about TechSpace Houston’s Free Coworking Friday:

  • When: August 25, 2017 from 8 am to 5 pm
  • Where: TechSpace Houston, 2101 CityWest Blvd., ground floor
  • Please sign up here to let them know you are coming!

Can’t make it this Friday? Claim a free day pass and come in a different day!

TechSpace Houston is a unique shared office space totaling 46,000 sq. ft. — with 450 workstations and lots of campus amenities. Each floor houses a variety of office space solutions, including co-working spaces, 1-to-3-person private offices, large private office suites that can accommodate 4-to-50 people, conference rooms, event spaces, and a variety of thought-provoking collaboration lounges — including a unique social platform-style seating area and an outdoor Wi-Fi enabled patio.

TechSpace Houston provides an alternative to long-term leases. It’s a great solution for all types of businesses, no matter what stage: startups, entrepreneurs, SMEs, growth companies, and Fortune 100 teams. If you are in need of flexible office space — whether you work alone and need a co-working desk to tap into the local business community or have 2-to-50 employees who need a private office — TechSpace Houston can be a smart choice for your business.

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Sponsor of the Day
08/11/17 12:00pm

Today, Swamplot is brought to you by Houston’s own Central Bank. Thanks for being a Sponsor of the Day!

Central Bank has 4 (central) Houston branches available to meet your business or personal needs: in Midtown, the Heights, West Houston, and Post Oak Place.

Central Bank believes that change is essential to its success; the company actively pursues the latest in service, technology, and products. Central Bank aims to know its customers personally and to be their primary business and personal financial resource. The bank’s staff values relationships and strives to be available when you need them.

To learn more about how Central Bank can meet your banking needs, please call any of the following Senior Vice Presidents: Kenny Beard, at 832.485.2376; Bonnie Purvis, at 832.485.2354; Carlos Alvarez, at 832.485.2372; or Ryan Tillman, at 832.485.2307. You can also find out more on the bank’s website.

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Sponsor of the Day
08/10/17 12:00pm

Swamplot’s Sponsor of the Day for today is the home at 2711 Morrison St. in Woodland Heights, which is being offered for sale by Norhill Realty. Thanks for supporting this site!

Designed and built by award-winning design-build firm StudioMET — aka AIA Houston’s 2016 Firm of the Year — this custom home blends modern design with family-focused spaces both inside and out. In addition to the 3206-sq.-ft. main house, there’s also a 1122-sq.-ft., 1-bedroom guest quarters with a full kitchen and its own private entrance.

The Woodland Heights location — just a block off White Oak Blvd. — is convenient for active Houstonians. Before taking a short commute Downtown, you can swim a few laps in your 62-ft. pool, lay out on the sun deck, or go for a jog along the White Oak hike-and-bike trail.

It’s also a home for entertaining: Built on a 10,000-sq.-ft. double lot, this property includes a covered patio, sun deck, 3 balconies, and a landscaped back yard — plenty of space to host guests. And the separate guest quarters means out-of-town visitors can stay longer and more comfortably.

Start the day with your family in the island kitchen within the open-floor-plan main living area. Features include a glass-tile backsplash, granite countertops, a walk-in pantry, a stainless-steel Jenn-Air range, a built-in Miele coffee system, and a 4-stool breakfast bar.

The home is listed as a 3-bedroom, but the floor plan provides flexibility: You’ll find 2 additional rooms — currently being used as an indoor gym and a design studio. Both can be adapted to your specific needs.

There’s an open house for the property scheduled for this Sunday, August 13, from 2 pm to 4 pm. If you can’t see the place in person (and you really should), you can find photos, a walk-through video, and additional listing details at norhillrealty.com. You can schedule a private showing by contacting Vincent Biondillo at 713-449-2416 — or emailing him at vincent@norhillrealty.com. To keep up with Norhill Realty’s latest listings and real estate tips, follow up on the Norhill Realty Facebook page or check out the Norhill Realty website.

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Sponsor of the Day
08/09/17 12:00pm

Today’s sponsor, TechSpace Houston, wants to let you know about an exciting event taking place at its Westchase campus later this month. (Thanks for supporting Swamplot!)

TechSpace Houston — the new modern flexible workspace in Westchase, is hosting a Free Coworking Friday on Friday, August 25 — and inviting Swamplot readers to come try out the space for the entire day!

Here are the details about TechSpace Houston’s Free Coworking Friday:

  • When: August 25, 2017 from 8 am to 5 pm
  • Where: TechSpace Houston, 2101 CityWest Blvd., ground floor
  • Please sign up here to let them know you are coming!

Can’t make it on August 25th? Claim a free day pass and come in a different day!

TechSpace Houston is a unique shared office space totaling 46,000 sq. ft. — with 450 workstations and lots of campus amenities. Each floor houses a variety of office space solutions, including co-working spaces, 1-to-3-person private offices, large private office suites that can accommodate 4-to-50 people, conference rooms, event spaces, and a variety of thought-provoking collaboration lounges — including a unique social platform-style seating area and an outdoor Wi-Fi enabled patio.

TechSpace Houston provides an alternative to long-term leases. It’s a great solution for all types of businesses, no matter what stage: startups, entrepreneurs, SMEs, growth companies, and Fortune 100 teams. If you are in need of flexible office space — whether you work alone and need a co-working desk to tap into the local business community or have 2-to-50 employees who need a private office — TechSpace Houston can be a smart choice for your business.

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Sponsor of the Day
08/08/17 12:00pm

Today’s Swamplot sponsor is ASCOT — also known as the Alcohol Servers Counsel of Texas. Thanks for supporting this site!

If you work in a restaurant, or in any kind of food-service or food-prep operation, you’re probably already familiar with state requirements for training in food-handling safety. And if you work in a bar or for an alcohol distributor, you probably already know why it’s so important that everyone who has anything to do with selling, dispensing, or delivering any kind of alcoholic beverage complete state-certified training in alcohol safety.

Since 1988, ASCOT has been licensed by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission to provide TABC-certified alcohol-server training programs. That makes ASCOT one of the oldest and most established food and beverage certification programs in the country — as well as Texas’s longest-running provider of training in this important field. And ASCOT has been a preferred source for training in food handling in Houston since 2004.

If you’re responsible for making sure new employees are trained promptly and well in these particular areas, you can be sure they’re getting the exact program they need — in the most helpful format possible — by sending them to ASCOT. ASCOT offers its training courses both in a classroom setting and online, in both English and Spanish.

Use the discount code ASCOT on the alcoholservers.com website and the online alcohol-server training course works out to just $9.89 per class. The food-handling class costs just $7.00 — no discount code is needed.

ASCOT’s server-training program is certified by the TABC, and its food-handler program is ANSI Accredited as meeting the ASTM E2659-09 standard. For more details, or to sign up, head over to the ASCOT website — alcoholservers.com — or call 713.922.1223.

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Sponsor of the Day
07/31/17 12:00pm

Swamplot’s Sponsor of the Day today is the Oak Forest and Garden Oaks-area retail development known as 33 1/3 @ Thirtyfourth — bringing you some news about the project, which is currently under construction. Thanks for sponsoring this site!

Here’s the first bit of news: Popular Montrose Vietnamese café Les Ba’get will be opening its second location — at 33 1/3 @ Thirtyfourth! Café owners Peter “Cat” Huynh and Angie Dang have signed a lease for a new Les Ba’get at 1717 W. 34th St. This space will be around 3,000 sq. ft. (The couple’s current location, at 1717 Montrose Blvd. — yes, with the same street number — measures only 1,450 sq. ft.)

Les Ba’get is known for its phở, its bánh mì Vietnamese sandwiches, and its own twist on Vietnamese-style steak and eggs. The café bakes its own bread daily. For dessert, there’s ice cream made in collaboration with Lee’s Creamery (from Lee Ellis, aka the guy behind Lee’s Fried Chicken & Donuts, Pi Pizza, Petite Sweets, and and other Cherry Pie Hospitality restaurants).

33 1/3 @ Thirtyfourth is going in at the southeast corner of 34th St. and Ella Blvd. The buildings on site will feature 110-year-old reclaimed brick from Cleveland, Ohio. The building pictured above under construction is the freestanding structure facing 34th St. Les Ba’get will be in the end cap of the development’s main building, in a space being designed by Austin-based Design Hound. It’ll feature beams made of Alaska Cypress. The 2.5-acre development, a project of Crescere Capital Management, was designed by Gensler. 

The second bit of news about 33 1/3 @ Thirtyfourth is the Willie Nelson painting artists, shown above, the just completed on the traffic signal control cabinet close to the sidewalk on the corner. It’s part of the City of Houston’s “mini murals” program — and another way for 33 1/3 @ Thirtyfourth to express the recorded-music theme expressed in its name.

33 1/3 @ Thirtyfourth will be ready for retail tenants to move in this fall.

A great way to let neighborhoods know about great things coming their way: Being a Swamplot Sponsor of the Day!

Sponsor of the Day
07/28/17 12:00pm

Swamplot is brought to you today by Houston’s own Central Bank. Thanks for being a Swamplot Sponsor of the Day!

Central Bank has 4 (central) Houston branches available to meet your business or personal needs: in Midtown, the Heights, West Houston, and Post Oak Place.

Central Bank believes that change is essential to its success; the company actively pursues the latest in service, technology, and products. Central Bank aims to know its customers personally and to be their primary business and personal financial resource. The bank’s staff values relationships and strives to be available when you need them.

To learn more about how Central Bank can meet your banking needs, please call any of the following Senior Vice Presidents: Kenny Beard, at 832.485.2376; Bonnie Purvis, at 832.485.2354; Carlos Alvarez, at 832.485.2372; or Ryan Tillman, at 832.485.2307. You can also find out more on the bank’s website.

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Sponsor of the Day
07/27/17 12:00pm

Our sponsor today is the 4-bedroom, 4-bath home at 1530 Hawthorne St. in Montrose, offered for sale by Norhill Realty. Thanks for supporting Swamplot!

First of all: Note the location. This home is in Mandell Place in Montrose, one of Houston’s most walkable districts. Hugo’s restaurant is a block-and-a-half away. Common Bond croissants are a 5-minute walk west. The Menil Collection is a 6-block walk to the south. H-E-B, Kroger, and Trader Joe’s are all within a 1-mile radius of this home.

1530 Hawthorne is a carefully designed custom home that combines modern finishes with spaces appropriate to a family. A porte cochere on the west side of the home frames the entrance to a side patio and pool that lines the center of the home’s C-shaped plan. A 2-car garage at the back of the home is attached.

Inside, the main living space, which includes an open kitchen with quartz countertops and stainless-steel Thermador appliances (pictured above), parallels the pool and fronts a featured staircase. The ground floor also features a study, a family room, and a full bathroom. Upstairs are 4 bedrooms, including the master suite, and a flex room that could serve as an additional study or kids’ play area.

The photos in Norhill Realty’s property listing include an aerial view that shows the configuration of the home as well as views of Montrose and Downtown in the distance. You’ll also find a frame-by-frame tour of the home’s major spaces. If you like what you see there and want to view the property in person, contact Mark Brawley at 281-650-3384 or mark@norhillrealty.com to set up your own showing. To keep up with Norhill Realty’s latest listings and real estate tips, follow the Norhill Realty Facebook page or check out the Norhill Realty website.

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